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2022 Arlington Int’l Film Festival
November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FRIDAY // NOVEMBER 4 @7:00 PM
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
KLONDIKE (1hr 40min)
Maryna Er Gorbach | 2022 | DocuDrama | Ukraine | EAST COAST PREMIERE
Director’s Statement: “As soon as the war started on the border of Russia and Ukraine I could not stop thinking about the women and children there. Sure, I cannot stop it, but I can tell the story of my feelings about occupied families trying to survive the invader. KLONDIKE stands against guns and machines of war as an unnatural creation of humans and also KLONDIKE… it is a dream about the morning.”
Synopsis: Based on the actual events in July 2014 of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 air crash catastrophe near their village of Hrabove in the Donetsk of Ukraine, KLONDIKE provides an unflinching look at the political situation through the lens of a Ukrainian couple who find themselves in the center of the conflict between government troops and Russian-backed separatists. Despite the impossible life choices facing them, the wife refuses to leave her house even as the village is captured by armed forces.
Awards: Directing Award Winner/World Dramatic Competition, Sundance FF; Ecumenical Jury Prize Winner, Berlin FF; Grand Jury Prize at Seattle Int’l FF; Best Film at Istanbul FF; Grand Prix Winner at Fribourg FF; 3Sat Broadcasting Award at Wiesbaden FF; Outstanding Acting Achievement at South East European FF; Jury Special Award at NEISSE-NYSA NISA FF.
Sponsored by Social Equity Access Fund